More news now from the Apple WWDC, and with the announcement that Apple would name their next generation iPhone the ‘iPhone 4‘, along came more specs which include the impressive new display.
Jobs first shows us what we heard before, and confirmed that the device does infact come with a 960×640 display that measures in at 3.5-inches.
He also explains that the display uses the same IPS tech as the Apple iPad, it offers a contrast ratio is 800:1, which is 4x better than the iPhone 3GS.
“Superb Color and wide viewing angles,” are what Jobs has promised, along with the statement that he believes that “you can’t make an OLED display with this resolution, we think it’s quite superior.” We believe him, especially when we are told that it has 78% of the pixels from an iPad.
More features of the display are mentioned, one in particular is the use of Retina Display which rescales existing applications to auto-render the text and graphics of the app to the iPhone 4’s new resolution. “Nobody is going to come close,” Jobs says while explaining that no-one will come close to this standard of display.
It will be interesting to see how this compares to the Samsung Galaxy S’s Super AMOLED display, which many regard as the best smartphone display ever The Galaxy S has a resolution of 800×480 spread across a 4 inch display, whereas the iPhone 4’s resolution of 960×640 is spread across just 3.5 inches, meaning it should be a lot more defined.